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No-Sugar Coconut Mango Pops

No-Sugar Coconut Mango Pops

May 25, 2016

Baby, you deserve an ice-cold popsicle to toast summer, finally! My homemade coconut-mango pops are a rich, delish and sweet treat you’ll make a staple dessert!  If you haven’t cooked with coconut milk before, this recipe offers an easy…

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Banana Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough “Ice Cream”

Banana Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough “Ice Cream”

May 23, 2016

Be sure to peel your ripe bananas and freeze them in a re-sealable freezer bag the night before making this delish faux “ice cream.” Enjoy with some extra chocolate or carob chips and a sprinkle of coconut shavings on top! Yields about 2 cups Ing…

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The Hawaiian-Green Pineapple Punch

The Hawaiian-Green Pineapple Punch

May 23, 2016

If you’re into something slightly exotic, this smoothie will whisk you away to the islands! Fresh pineapple, coconut milk drink, banana, and spirulina: a healthy, fresh, and “green” version of a Lava Flow cocktail! Okole maluna! Ser…

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CK Favorite: Banana Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

CK Favorite: Banana Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

May 19, 2016

Wassup cookie monsters! What better excuse than to whip up a batch of my  most popular recipe (beside’s my Mom’s Gyoza, of course!) my famous Banana Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies — gooey, soft, and super tasty, you’ll go ban…

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Baked Falafel Plate with Dill Tzatziki and Cuke Salad

Baked Falafel Plate with Dill Tzatziki and Cuke Salad

May 17, 2016

It’s a bit of a shocker to realize that those unassuming little falafel balls at your favorite Middle Eastern restaurant are deep-fried in a vat of oil! Baking the little guys offers up a much healthier take without sacrificing any flavor. I prefer…

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Roasted Kale Chips

Roasted Kale Chips

May 16, 2016

These delicious kale chips are low in calories and packed full of vitamins and minerals. When you want a crunchy snack, ditch the expensive packaged kale chips and make these crispy treats in your own oven. You can season them however you’d like—…

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Clean Green Chocolate Peanut Butter Shake!

Clean Green Chocolate Peanut Butter Shake!

May 12, 2016

Post barre workout or in need of a mid-day pick me up! I love nourishing my body with a quick and clean fix to push me into the next phase of my day. With a burst of protein to power you through until dinner, plus a little potassium to banish sore m…

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The Berry Beauty Immunity

The Berry Beauty Immunity

May 11, 2016

If beauty starts from within, this is the perfect beverage for you to enjoy when you need to prop up your immunity and revive your beauty regimen. Fewer wrinkles and fewer colds; you’re looking berry beautiful. Serves 3 Ingredients: 1 1/2 cups coco…

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Smoked Tofu and Edamame Bites

Smoked Tofu and Edamame Bites

May 10, 2016

My Polish-American Uncle John loved to tell me a story about how my Japanese mother was the first person to make him a “meatless sandwich.” This makes even the beefiest of my guy friends beg for more. Trust. Makes 16 bites   Marinade 1 table…

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Simplicity, For my Beautiful, Mom

Simplicity, For my Beautiful, Mom

May 8, 2016

Good morning Gorgeous! Happy Mother’s Day Weekend!! Of course, I always thoughtfully draft a letter to you each week, but today, I want to share something VERY special for Mother’s Day. I’d like my Mom (Miho)’s Principal, Stu…

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Chili-Lime Shrimp Tostadas

Chili-Lime Shrimp Tostadas

May 5, 2016

These seriously craveable tostadas are packed with feel-good ingredients that also offer nutritional benefits: shrimp for clean protein and zinc, kale for immunity-boosting and antioxidant-packed vitamins A, C, K, and garlic for manganese and seleniu…

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Clean Green Herbed Cashews

Clean Green Herbed Cashews

May 4, 2016

These delicious cashews are made with dried dill, spirulina powder, tamari soy sauce, and decadent coconut oil. Remember, all nuts are packed with nutrition when raw, but when you need a pick-me-up kinda recipe, just make a big batch of these delicio…

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Poached Eggs Over Asparagus and Toast

Poached Eggs Over Asparagus and Toast

May 3, 2016

I was once teased on Iron Chef by my colleague judge Simon Majumdar for calling Chef Michael Symon’s poached eggs “so sexy.” I’ll have you know that poached eggs are the sexiest food in my book. There’s nothing quite lik…

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Start Your Week Feeling Really, Really Good!

Start Your Week Feeling Really, Really Good!

May 2, 2016

Hi Gorgeous! This is your week to glow and shine! Instead of partying and gettin’ all debaucherous and gross on the weekends, I’ve made a choice to workout, eat fresh, cut all sugar, see all of my friends, and get good-ass sleep each we…

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Clean Green Skin Detox

Clean Green Skin Detox

May 2, 2016

Cucumbers, apple, lemon, and apple cider vinegar all work together to help calm and hydrate that beautiful complexion of yours. Whisk the apple cider vinegar in at the end to finish off this skin-glowing-cocktail. Best of all my drinks are super low …

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The Dandelion Green Pineapple

The Dandelion Green Pineapple

May 2, 2016

If you are finally up for the dandelion greens challenge, then this is your juice. Packed with antioxidants and potassium, this bitter green can also help to purify the blood and liver.   Ingredients: 1 cup fresh pineapple 2 cups dandelion green…

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Clean Green Flatbread Pizza

Clean Green Flatbread Pizza

April 29, 2016

If you say you aren’t a fan of pizza, I’ll say you’re a liar! Pizza can be green, fresh, and delicious, but don’t just take my word for it. Cook up a fresh, homemade batch of this delicious flatbread and taste how green, clean, and fresh …

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Four Whole Grains You Need to Try!

Four Whole Grains You Need to Try!

April 28, 2016

Move over, meat: it’s time for protein-packed grains to take center stage. Studies show that eating more grains like quinoa, barley, farro, and amaranth can boost energy and have even been associated with longer lifespans. Replacing meat with grain…

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Golden Girl Blondies

Golden Girl Blondies

April 28, 2016

Making my delish, golden girl blondies this weekend, enjoy, love and bake fresh at home! Mega-bonus, these brownies just happen to be g-free and vegan! YASS! With love xx ck Makes 9-12 brownies in a 6-7” pan Ingredients: 1 cup almond meal2, 15 oz c…

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The Raspberry Mint Refresher

The Raspberry Mint Refresher

April 27, 2016

This fresh and delicious smoothie will have you feeling like sunshine all day with its blend of raspberries, mint, and a touch of banana. Go for it, gorgeous! Serves 2 Ingredients: 1 1/2 cups unsweetened almond milk 2 cups frozen raspberries 1/2 fr…

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Nourish + Love

Nourish + Love

April 26, 2016

I hope you are relaxing, loving, enjoying and soaking up some gorgeous sun this beautiful afternoon! If you’ve got someone you are able to cook, cuddle, mingle, laugh with and love today, be grateful for them. Show them you love them, by cooki…

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Quinoa + Clean Greens Salad with Lemon Herb Vinaigrette

Quinoa + Clean Greens Salad with Lemon Herb Vinaigrette

April 25, 2016

No. 1 Quinoa fan, like, ever right here. You’ll almost always see it on my menus and as a favorite in all my salads. A complete protein, with a delicious nutty taste, why would you ever think otherwise?   Salad Ingredients: 2 cups uncooked qui…

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Your Cleanest Earth Day Ever!

Your Cleanest Earth Day Ever!

April 22, 2016

Happy Earth Day, green goddesses! Our planet is our baby! Here are 5 simple ways you can tread lighter, everyday: 1. Eat Clean! Eat more plants and less meat. A plant based diet helps to save on carbon emissions (cows=methane gas). You can commit to …

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The Vitamin C Immunity Booster

The Vitamin C Immunity Booster

April 21, 2016

With refreshing citrus and special immunity-boosting ingredients like bee pollen and probiotics, get ready for a magical blended surprise. And while you’re at it, toss in some spinach and kale. Clean and green. Serves 2 Ingredients: 1/2 cup cocon…

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Community is Wellness

Community is Wellness

April 20, 2016

Community. That’s what holds us all together. Without it, we have nothing. As I teach my community cooking and wellness classes and work to spread the truth, the message of clean eating and wellness from LA to NY, SF, SD (everywhere!) I always …

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Chipotle Salmon Burger

Chipotle Salmon Burger

April 19, 2016

This delicious omega-3, brain-boosting salmon burger is the tastiest way to have it all. Made from simple canned salmon (nothing fancy!), this is a budget-friendly way to enjoy all of the nutritional benefits salmon has to offer. The Creamy Chive Sau…

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Pineapple Horchata Smoothie!

Pineapple Horchata Smoothie!

April 18, 2016

I love my creamy and delish horchata—a milky Latin American drink that can be made from seeds, rice, nuts, or dairy. We used to order these up all over my hometown of sunny San Diego. This delicious and good-for-you version uses a nondairy coconut…

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Clean Green Anti-Inflammatory Smoothie

Clean Green Anti-Inflammatory Smoothie

April 17, 2016

Now, I’m no doctor, but if you’re someone who pops a couple of anti- inflammatories a day to deal with pain or other issues, I would highly suggest trying out this smoothie. I created this delish smoothie after I needed an anti-inflammation kick…

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Strawberry & Toasted Coconut Morning

Strawberry & Toasted Coconut Morning

April 17, 2016

Sometimes, you’ve gotta go pink. I developed this recipe for a bunch of my girlfriends hopping over for a brunch, I had to add a sexy topping to these smoothies! Why not toasted coconut? Sweet banana, tart strawberries and delicious, flavorful toa…

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How to Make a Clean Green Smoothie, the right way...

How to Make a Clean Green Smoothie, the right way...

April 16, 2016

Hi friends! So I know there are a million choices out there on juices, smoothies, smoothie shops, cleanses, juice blends, books and websites that are devout to the topic. I just want to be clear & lend some of my tips that can help you to blendin…

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